How To Make A Vision Board That Actually Works

If you think vision boards are bogus, then the joke’s on you. They work, and there’s actually a really simple explanation of why they work so well.

Creating a sacred space that displays what you want actually does bring it to life. What we focus on expands. When you create a vision board and place it in a space where you see it often, you essentially end up doing short visualization exercises throughout the day.

The law of attraction is forming your entire life experience and it is doing that through your thoughts. When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe.


Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do.


Discern your intentions. 

What do you want? What do you need? What do you value? And how do you want to feel when those things are made manifest? When thinking of the feelings, be sure to choose single emotion words like free, open, joy, etc.  Write it down.

Anything that inspires and motivates you. The purpose of your vision board is to bring everything on it to life. First, think about what your goals are in the following areas: relationships, career and finances, home, travel, personal growth (including spirituality, social life, education) and health.

What you focus on expands.


You’ll be amazed at how things just start popping up all over the place once you set the intention for what you want and how you want to feel.


Your brain will work tirelessly to achieve the statements you give your subconscious mind. And when those statements are the affirmations and images of your goals, you are destined to achieve them!

Find your images + words. 

Flip through the magazines and begin tearing/cutting out images/words/phrases that appeal to you.

Paste them to the page.  

Go through your images + words and look specifically for things that invoke the feeling under your intentions and start arranging them on your page. When it feels just right, go ahead and paste them to the page.

Set aside any images that still feel good but don’t quite fit what you are going for. You can use them in future pages or boards.

Put your vision board somewhere that you can see it. 

Your vision board can now be used as a visual reminder of what you are working torwards in your life. Look at your board often and connect with why you created it. You can pin the pages up somewhere so that you can see them, leave the book open on your table, or anything else that helps you to connect.  Or, if it is more helpful for you, you can close the book or put the page away. Whatever feels the best, do that.

Write a “make it real” list. 

Make a list of the things you could experiment with to start living out your values NOW. That is the awesome things about using your values to guide you, you can be successful NOW, without waiting for something external to change.

Be sure to ground your list in things that you are actually in control of. If you are already doing things that feel the way you want, make note of that, too. Get as specific as you can and start choosing those things as often as possible.


Continue to check in and ask yourself how things are going. Make adjustments and keep fine tuning. Trust the process and remember, you wouldn’t be able to dream it if it wasn’t a possibility.

One of the most powerful decisions I ever made was to take responsibility for my life, instead of just letting life happen to me.

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